Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

January 24, 2020
Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

The Bristol office of national specialist engineering group SES Engineering Services has been appointed to carry out mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services worth £12.5m for the new ultra-low emission vehicles research centre on the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The contract covering the 11,300 sq m Institute for...

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Funding for Bristol firm harnessing power of supermaterial and developing ‘electronic nose’

January 23, 2020
Funding for Bristol firm harnessing power of supermaterial and developing ‘electronic nose’

Bristol tech firm Anaphite has received £425,000 to fund its work investigating new ways of using advanced materials, including developing an ‘electronic nose’. The firm, based in the city’s Unit DX incubator, was launched by Sam Burrow and Alexander Hewitt after they left university to look at ways to exploit the potential of...

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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

January 23, 2020
Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

Real estate lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on one of London’s largest regeneration projects. The team is working with Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships) on the development agreement for Meridian One, the first phase of the £6bn, 20-year Meridian Water...

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Burges Salmon stages second ‘innovation week’ to keep its lawyers at sector’s cutting edge

January 22, 2020
Burges Salmon stages second ‘innovation week’ to keep its lawyers at sector’s cutting edge

The changing face of the legal sector and the way innovation and advanced technology are shaping its future have been explored through a series of events staged by Bristol law firm Burges Salmon for its staff. The firm’s second annual B-Innovative Week aimed to educate and inspire the firm’s...

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Welsh Water crosses Severn to appoint trio of Bristol law firms to new legal framework

January 22, 2020
Welsh Water crosses Severn to appoint trio of Bristol law firms to new legal framework

Three Bristol-headquartered law firms are among 10 chosen by Welsh Water (Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig) for its legal services framework, which could provide worth worth an estimated £14m. Foot Anstey, Burges Salmon and TLT will provide general legal advice to the utility firm as well as some specialist services.  It...

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‘Rising star’ of intellectual property joins Bristol international firm as partner

January 22, 2020
‘Rising star’ of intellectual property joins Bristol international firm as partner

Haseltine Lake Kempner, the Bristol-headquartered international patent and trademark firm, has appointed Jo Deas as a partner in its chemistry and life sciences team. Jo joins the firm having spent 12 years at two well respected intellectual property (IP) practices in Nottingham.  As a UK and European patent attorney,...

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Bristol Law Society teams up with specialist security firm to help combat cyber crime

January 22, 2020
Bristol Law Society teams up with specialist security firm to help combat cyber crime

Bristol-based cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience has joined Bristol Law Society (BLS) to help its members tackle the evolving cyber threat. With cyber security continuing to be an important topic for the legal sector, BLS was keen to work with an experienced partner to offer pro-active...

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Former Bristol Law Society president appointed trustee of Quartet Community Foundation

January 21, 2020
Former Bristol Law Society president appointed trustee of Quartet Community Foundation

Nick Lee, managing director of Bristol-based legal costs specialists Paragon Costs Solutions, has joined the board of trustees at West of England community foundation Quartet. Nick, who is also the immediate past president of Bristol Law Society (BLS), will use his extensive experience in business development and connections with...

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